Bassett doctor to lead state medical society


Dr. Joseph R. Sellers was elected vice president at the Medical Society of the State of New York’s 213th annual House of Delegates meeting in Tarrytown on April 13. Sellers serves as eastern region medical director for the Bassett Healthcare network.

Originally from Buffalo, Sellers earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, according to a media release. He completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency program at the Albany Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians.

An attending physician in internal medicine and pediatrics at the Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown and the Cobleskill Regional Hospital, Sellers is an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he has served as a primary care clerkship preceptor for over 20 years, the release said.

Sellers has served medical missions in Haiti and Kenya and is a volunteer physician with the Boy Scouts of America. He is scheduled to provide medical care this summer at the 2019 World Scouting Jamboree. He has been a trustee of the Cobleskill Regional Hospital for the past 19 years and served for 21 years on the Schoharie County Board of Health.

Sellers previously served MSSNY as treasurer, assistant treasurer and secretary, and also held district offices in the organization. He served as chairman of MSSNY’s Political Action Committee from 2010 to 2019. He was president of the Schoharie County Medical Society from 1990-1994.

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